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21st of September 2017

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board to Develop New Recommendations to Further the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

(September 21, 2017)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recently convened a roundtable meeting of its Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board in Washington, DC to discuss ways to solve some of the emerging issues in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.  The discussions will be the basis for policy recommendations that the advisory board will […]


8th of September 2017

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Emergency Preparedness Tips to Families Living with Alzheimer’s

(September 8, 2017)—  With Hurricane Irma approaching the US mainland, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing important emergency preparedness information to help families living with Alzheimer’s get ready in case the storm strikes their area. “Millions of people around the country are bracing for Hurricane Irma and taking steps to get ready, including […]


Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Celebrates Grand Opening of its New Education and Resource Center

  (August 11, 2017)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recently celebrated the grand opening of its new Education and Resource Center.  Care partners from a variety of different local organizations and AFA staff joined AFA President & CEO, Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. in cutting the ribbon of the new Center, located at 322 Eighth Avenue, […]


Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Seeking Nominations for Dementia Care Professional of the Year

(August 10, 2017) —  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is now accepting nominations for its 2017 “Dementia Care Professional of the Year.” The honor is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated professional excellence in care, compassionate performance above and beyond expectations, and a dedicated commitment to individuals living with dementia. “Currently, there are more […]


11th of August 2017

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Tips For Traveling With People With Dementia

NEW YORK (July 18, 2017) — Traveling is a way to relax and recharge, but it can be stressful when things don’t go as planned.  That’s especially true for families who are traveling with a loved one living with dementia.  With the summer travel season in full swing, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) offered […]


29th of June 2017

William Glass to Walk from Atlanta to Washington D.C. to spread Alzheimer’s Awareness

NEW YORK (June 29, 2017) — Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disorder that affects more than 5 million Americans, and their families and caregivers.  William Glass, who is originally from the Chicago area, and currently lives in Atlanta, has decided to raise awareness of this “national crisis that is bankrupting America” by embarking on a […]


1st of February 2017

alzheimer’s foundation of america calls on the trump administration to increase alzheimer’s research spending

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)—a national nonprofit organization, that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide, in the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and to their families and caregivers—is calling upon President Trump, whose father had the disease, and his administration to increase annual spending on Alzheimer’s […]


28th of January 2017

alzheimer’s foundation of america statement proposed $350 million increase for national institute on aging in fy 2016 omnibus spending bill

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing optimal care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, issued the following statement in support of the proposed increase of $350 million dollars for Alzheimer’s disease clinical research at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the lead federal institute researching […]


17th of January 2017

deadline approaching: afa ‘teens for alzheimer’s awareness’ college scholarship essay competition

As the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease—which currently affects more than 5 million Americans—continues to rise, a growing number of teens are facing the realities of caring for a parent, grandparent or someone else with the illness. To provide these teens an outlet to express themselves, and financial assistance for their education, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of […]


10th of January 2017

alzheimer’s foundation of america celebrates 15th anniversary with 15-state educational tour

In 1980, Anne Brodsky was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. At the time, there was little information on the illness and nowhere to turn for guidance and support. Years after she passed away, her son, Bert Brodsky, set out to ensure that families living with Alzheimer’s disease did not have to face the illness alone. Brodsky […]